End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Hundreds of millions of people today go hungry, while unsustainable farming practices degrade soil quality, use too much water, reduce biodiversity, and put rural communities under pressure.
This SDG has several 2030 targets to which every company can contribute. These targets aim to ensure everyone has access to safe and nutritious food; increase the productivity of small-scale food producers through better access to natural and economic resources and knowledge; implement resilient and sustainable farming practices that improve soil quality and resource availability; and put an end to counterproductive trade restrictions in world agricultural markets.
Every Future-Fit Business must avoid slowing down progress toward this SDG by:
Using natural resources that derive from sources that respect communities, ecosystems and animals.
This ensures that any natural resources the business relies on (e.g. plants, livestock, fish) are obtained without undermining the environment’s capacity to regenerate them (e.g. maintaining healthy soil, not over-harvesting from the wild).Learn more about Break-Even Goal 03
Procurement of goods and services does not hinder progress.
The environmental and social footprints of a company’s supply chain affect society’s progress towards many of the global challenges that the SDGs seek to address. By taking steps to increase the fitness of its supply chain, the company encourages actions that support the related SDGs.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 04
Safeguarding employee health and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that workers across the value chain have access to nutritious and sufficient food while at work.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 10
Paying its employees a living wage and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that workers across the value chain can afford nutritious and sufficient food for their families.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 11
Investing in assets that do not hinder progress.
The environmental and social footprints of a company’s investments affect society’s progress towards many of the global challenges that the SDGs seek to address. By taking steps to increase the fitness of its financial assets, the company encourages actions that support the related SDGs.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 23
Any Future-Fit Business may actively speed up progress toward this SDG by:
Ensuring others depend less on inadequately-managed natural resources.
Reducing rates of overharvesting and soil degradation associated with agricultural production increases future resource availability.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 05
Ensuring others cause less ecosystem degradation.
Poor agriculture techniques are heavily linked to ecosystem degradation. More sustainable practices will reduce degradation and improved food production.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 12
Ensuring ecosystems are restored.
Regenerative agriculture techniques improve the health of ecosystems and ensure sustainable food production.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 13
Ensuring others cause less damage to areas of high social or cultural value.
Preventing land grabbing practices protects continued resource availability for communities with traditional or customary rights to the land.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 14
Ensuring more people are healthy and safe from harm.
Reducing the amount of people who suffer from hunger or malnutrition through efforts that increase food security and improve nutrition increases immediate and long-term health outcomes.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 16
Ensuring people's capabilities are strengthened.
Increasing agricultural productivity and resiliency of small-scale food producers contributes to achieving food security and the income needed to meet nutritional needs.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 17
Ensuring more people have access to economic opportunity.
Doubling the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers builds their resiliency.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 18
Strengthening infrastructure in pursuit of future-fitness.
Developing quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 21
Strengthening governance in pursuit of future-fitness.
Ensuring governance is accountable, participatory, responsive, responsible and transparent removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 22
Strengthening market mechanisms in pursuit of future-fitness.
Overcoming technological, knowledge and incentive barriers through the use of market mechanisms removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 23
Aligning social norms to increasingly support the pursuit of future-fitness.
Ensuring social norms align with socially and environmentally responsible behaviour removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 24
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